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. >> reporter: i'm brian flores live at fisherman's wharf where the fishermen may be on the water again. we'll give you details on a settlement that may have been reached. >>> and rosemary will be here to tell you how soon you can expect rain. >>> another major shakeup at the port of oakland, as ktvu don'ting -- continues the investigation of questionable spending into public money. on your prepaid card? introducing chase liquid. the reloadable card with no fee reloads and withdrawals at chase atms. all for one flat monthly fee so there's zero confusion. get rid of prepaid problems. get chase liquid. >>> there's been another shakeup at the port of oakland of questionable money of public money. james kwan is now spending down. the announcement comes as the port released an internal audit. the audit says some of the port's credit cardholders squirted spending limits on single transactions. it also says more than $67,000 in extravagant gifts may violent state and federal laws and that some expenses expose the port to tax liabilities. >> it's something that we take seriously and are not gonna c
. >>> i am brian flores live in san francisco. we will tell you what areas are affected and whether you can see flooding. >>> it may be sunny and sunnier in the neighborhood. but there are reports of hail in the area. steve will be here to tell you about it. a deal that will get you to los angeles for less than the cost of a cup of coffee. [ female announcer ] here's to a whole world of happier holidays. time to enchant, delight and amaze. safeway will help you gather everyone round. a smoked, shank half ham is only 99 cents a pound. get breyer's ice cream for $2.88 and dessert will surely shine. make it a grand finale with starbucks just $6.99. turns out this season less is really so much more. so make your holiday merrier than ever before. safeway. ingredients for life. . >>> once again breaking news. police raid add marijuana grow operation. this is happening at edgewater drive and oaklandway. they arrived here and raided the warehouse. you can see the police cruisers outside the parking lot and warehouse. it looks like they are looking in the back after black pickup truck. they foun
some more information right now. ktvu brian flores gathering the information. he's going to bring us an update in a few minutes. >>> on sunday the president and more than 2,000 people came together for memorial service to remember the victims and first responders of the deadly shooting at sandy hook elementary in connecticut. [ applause ] there was a standing ovation for law enforcement who were able to help get dozens of children safely out of the school. president obama read the names of the 20 children who were killed. he says he's going to do everything possible to prevent shootings like this one from ever happening again. >> i am very mindful that mere words cannot match the depths of your sorrow. nor can they heal your wounded hearts. i can only hope it helps for you to know that you're not alone in your grief. >> outside the school and around newtown, there are memorials candles and teddy bears left by people who have traveled miles to honor the victims. >>> there is new details about the gunman in friday's deadly elementary rampage. authorities now say the gunman was heavily
years after his death, the case of oscar grant was back in court this morning. ktvu's brian flores joins us live from outside of the courthouse in san francisco to explain what was at stake. good afternoon, brian. >> reporter: hey, good afternoon, tori. well, what was at stake today was a civil case. but there was no decision made today here inside san francisco federal court. on the case of johannes mehserle and other officers involved in the shooting of oscar grant during a new year's party a few years ago. now, attorneys for anthony p. eroni and johannes mehserle argued they should be offered immunity because they argued the shooting was an accident. they also say it was tragic but there was reasonable actions by the officers to act the way they did. meanwhile, the attorneys for the victims and four others claim it was not an accident, that they were defenseless and should not be granted qualified immunity of the law. here's what both sides had to say. >> what it means is the simple fact that our rights have been violated. those young men are tie to us as a family -- are tied to us as
, the san francisco board of supervisors will cast their final vote on the public nudity ban. brian flores joins us live from san francisco. there's still strong emotions on this. >> reporter: hi, tori. yes, still strong emotions. despite a large group of nudists at city hall -- >> shame on you! shame on you! >> reporter: -- the public nudity ban barely passed during its first vote in late november. but for allen he didn't want it passed at all. >> you have the action of a small group of people is what's going on. >> reporter: public nudity is at the forefront once again. it passed first time in a 6-5 vote. >> i don't think the ban is necessary. i think san francisco is a really open place. i don't have a problem with public nudity. i think people can clues or not to -- can choose or not to. >> if i had children, i wouldn't want them having to look at that. it's not -- it makes me angry. >> reporter: if passed, the ordinance would effectively put a ban on nudity in most places. the exceptions to the ban would be during permitted parades, fairs and festivals. at first this woman was for pub
meteorologist mark tamayo with us. >> here is brian flores. >> reporter: you can see, behind me, as they are heading into the city, traffic is moving nicely. a 3-car are accident caused some major accidents. >> major injury accident causing massive delays into main county and now it is -- into marin county. >> reporter: that was after 8:00. that was a car traveling southbound and crashed into two cars headed in the opposite direction. chp said no major injuries reported in the accident. traffic was literally at a stand still. northbound traffic was stopped completely and southbound traffic was stopped intermittently while they stopped the accident. >> they were not moving anywhere. and they were running out of gas or their batteries died and we were headed towards the accident. traffic was at a crawl. they had to make changes to the work day or where they were going and they were running very late. >> i am like 30, 40 minutes late. >> i think every time, it is starting to be rainy, it is crazy, every time. >> it will slow us down. but it will not stop us. >> we are out this the
and they do not appear close to reaching a compromise when it comes to the fiscal cliff. brian flores is live with the issues holding both sides up. good afternoon. >> good afternoon, what it boils down to is the level of spending cuts and tax rates and time is running out and it appears that they have hit a stalemate. it is only three weeks left but it needs to be written and passed and there is concern it may not happen in time. if nothing happens then americans can expect spending cuts and possible tax hikes, both party leaders held press conferences today to update americans on the progress, speaker of the house john boehner says this afternoon that he wants the president declarify how he will cut spending. >> we made a reasonable offer, it is now up to the white house to show us how they are going to cut spending and give us the balanced agreement the president has talked about for weeks. >> meanwhile house minority leader nancy pelosi says republicans need to get real on a solution and says she would like to see medicare and social security kept out of the discussions. >> the back and f
this morning to make a holiday meal. brian flores joins us live from glide memorial church to let us know how this annual tradition went. >> reporter: good afternoon. we have been here since about 5:00 a.m. take a look. the line has gone down considerably. from what we understand they've given away more than 5,000 bags. for the people who have been here, they didn't find the cold temperatures and it didn't stop them from getting a free and much-needed holiday meal. >> things are going really well. we changed the logistics a little bit to help with the traffic outside. things are running really smooth outside. you know, we're continue usely making -- continuously making bags. >> reporter: more than 5,000 bags, in fact, for the thousands waiting outside. >> i mean this is a tremendous opportunity to be able to give back to the community, being able to help people out that are less fortunate. >> reporter: at the city's tenderloin district, thousands of homeless, elderly or those just down on their luck brave the cold temperatures and long hours waiting for traditional holiday meals. >> i've been
at noon, brian flores is live in oakland with more. >> reporter: hi, mike. it could be the tragedy in connecticut or the buy back program. we understand that more guns today were turned in. on this table are military rifles, hunting rifles. these were once in the hands of people in the streets of oakland but now they are not. >> i mean, i have fixed mealings. on one hand, we are all devastated not only about sandy hook and that one incident of -- incidence of violence but violence in oakland is den stating. >> reporter: recently an additional 91 guns were turn intoed the oakland police department as a result of the gun buy back program. people can turn in their guns in exchange for $200. no questions asked. since the program, 190 guns have been pulled into oakland pd and pulled out of the streets. >> we're not politicians. we're citizens. >> reporter: keith stephenson is responsible for funding much of the money for this program. he said he just grew tired of the violence. he's fronted more than $100,000 to front the gun byback and now he wants to see this -- buy back and now he wa
county that claims to keep plastic bags out of the hands of shoppers. new at noon, brian flores is live with a new bag ban and reaction from residents and a store manager. >> reporter: hi, david. plastic bags could be a thing of the past. starting tomorrow, shoppers are urged to bring in their own reusable bags or will be charged for each paper bag they use. >> happy new year. >> reporter: with the new year comes new laws for shoppers in alameda county. starting tomorrow, customers will need to bring in their own reusable bag. or if they forget, they will need to shell out 10 cents per bag. >> i don't think it will hurt my pocketbook. hopefully it will remind me to bring my own bags. today i forgot. i think if i have to pay 10 cents for every bag i use, it will start to stick in my head. >> reporter: the ordinance goes into effect tomorrow that will eliminate plastic bags for supermarkets, liquor stores, pharmacies. >> it will be an inconvenience but it's a reasonable inconvenience. >> i don't think that very many people are going to really feel a huge pinch because of a 10- cent charge
. they are looking for some holiday cheer. ktvu brian flores is outside glide memorial church right now. where there are delights waiting for the people who are waiting out in the cold. what is going on? >> reporter: hi, dave. we just got here but in terms of the people that have been here, they have been here since yesterday afternoon. late last night. just to get a free holiday meal today, this morning. take a look behind me. thousands of people already in line here in front of glide memorial church for that holiday meal. talk a little bit more about what is going on here today. let's bring in gene cooper. she is with glide memorial church. tell us what is going on. >> today with staging our grocery bag give awhat. annually we give out 5,000 to 5500 glide memorial bags. >> reporter: talk to us about the need for this program every year. >> well, you know it grows. we have a great population in the tenderloin and san francisco in general. there are very low income and under served and don't have access to food. and so it's a problem that we deal with on a daily basis. so with the grocery bag
the endingel wood district, brian flores ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> it happened at 2314 man der written way. one young man was shot at that home at 10:00 this morning. paramedics have taken him to the hospital but there is no word on his identity. neighbors say he was the stepson of the man who was shot and killed saturday. but police will not say if they believe the shooting was connected. they held a vigil for 53-year- old aaron williams. >>> fisherman are trying to work out a price. they went on strike when seafood brokers decided to lower the price because of decreased demand. spokesperson said they will meet again at 4:00 this afternoon. >>> president barack obama will continue to battle republicans in a fiscal cliff negotiation. the president spoke at a detroit suburb with axle and engines. he continues to push his plan to raise taxes on the wealthy. >> all congress needs to do is provide a law that will provide taxes on the $250,000 of everybody's income. >> they are trying to enact a right to work law to allow workers to opt out of paying union dues. >>> and in san jose, they a
for robbers who pulled off a home invasion robbery overnight. brian flores has more from the reaction of the victims of the frightening crime. good afternoon, brian. >> reporter: good afternoon, tori. we talked to the victims earlier this morning who tell us they are doing fine but obviously shaken up after three robbers barged into their home and tied them up and stole their belongings. the family members did not want to be on camera but we spoke to a father who lives at the home and tells us that a robbery happened at 2:00 a.m. and he was watching tv while his wife was getting ready for work when all of a sudden three robbers forcibly entered their home. according to san francisco police, one of the robbers appeared to have enter nod a side window and -- entered into a side window and opened the door for the other two to enter. once they got in, they pulled out guns and used electrical or duct tape to tie down the residents of the home, the father, his wife, two adult aged kids and a grandmother while they ransacked it. it is unclear if the window was unlocked or forced it open but
packages per second. brian flores joins us for this record-breaking day, my goodness, i feel like i am behind if i don't get my packages out today. >> reporter: that may be the case but yes, 19 packages overall that started on thanksgiving and i can't believe christmas is already two and a half weeks away but look, many of these pack ands are here and they may be going to homes in the area. to talk about more how this process goes, he is the operations manager here for fedex. good morning, very busy out there. thanks for coming. here we are busiest day of the year, we have 110 employees looking to move out all of the packages and we have our full staff of people getting packages out that we pick up this afternoon. >> we understand this is actually the busiest shopping day and how are you guys preparing and getting ready? >> well, it's all hands on deck, we have to rent vehicles to accommodate it, and everyone will be here. >>> talk to me about the process, talk to me about how one package comes from one part of the country to another. >> this is our big facility and from oakland throug
. brian flores is headed there as we speak and we will bring you more as we get more information. >>> an apartment fire has left six people homeless. these are pictures out at the scene where you can see crews are still there. the fire started a couple of hours on copperfield avenue near the bart station. now some units on both floors of the building were gutted. woman one said she saw -- one woman said she saw fire and firefighters were able to keep the fire from spreading to the other units and fortunately nobody was hurt. one woman said the fire was set intentionally and the head of the fire department will ultimately determine the cause. >>> allie rasmus joins us from oakland with more on the investigation into how another fire started in an appliance building. >> reporter: it was firefighters from oakland 29 who responded to this fire and they were already pretty familiar with the building because it was the same spot they put out another fire in the last four months. >> reporter: the building that burned used to be an plaints who -- appliance shop and they got a report of a
. >>> brian flores live in concord where the city is one step closer to banning outdoor medical marijuana growers, we will show you the heated exchange with the city council coming up. . >>> welcome back, here is a look at some of the top stories we are following at 64:00 testimony. -- 6:45, and a pickup truck slammed into a building where a small child was asleep. the driver was arrested on suspicious of -- suspicion of drunk driving. >>> and a woman gave birth on a street and went looking for help. staffers called 911 and the newborn baby was taken to san francisco general hospital. >>> and they say the masked gunman who fired shots had no specific tar fit. that man was miss -- target, he was in his 20s and he killed two people and wounded another before killing himself. >>> they are trying to get rid of outdoor legal marijuana growing operations. here is more on the heated debate. >> reporter: the city is one step closer to banning outdoor medical marijuana growers. >> i will declare you out-of- order. you have had your time we understand your position and your point. >> no, i don't th
topped the entire embark zero -- i am bar car row. -- embark der row. brian flores is already out there and he will bring us a live update. >>> two radio hosts are in trouble on a very tall a business what they said and why they are being punished. >> their shock about this story, what investigators think, what made a father carve a pen gram on his son's back. >>> it still looks good and we will tell you the problems around the bay area commute. hey, look! a shooting star! make a wish! i wish we could lie here forever. i wish this test drive was over, so we could head back to the dealership. [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. test drive! but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a jetta. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new volkswagen. visit vwdealer.com today. . >>> we want to warn you about the graphic nature of this story. jailed on a half million dollars of bail suspected of carving a pentagram on his son's back. i. >> ins
brian flores in for dave clark. where is rosemary orozco? >> yes, we do continue with a flood watch for parts of sonoma county and the flood will rise another foot before it crests. it is around sonoma county and in the area of boeheim highway and we'll see minor flooding which will be taking place and i will show you what you can expect for christmas eve coming up, here is tara moriarty. >>> some flooding near the sonoma raceway, just be aware it is causing some delays. san francisco you can see traffic on the right as you make your way towards fso and traffic is flowing well into san francisco, let's head back to the desk. >>> police are searching for a missing man. police say he may be in a creek in fairfax. here is alex savage who will report on what happened just moments before the man went missing. here is alex. >> reporter: the search has been temporarily called off for this man at the creek and the police chief just told me a short time ago, they will be back out here and searchers will later on this morning at first light continue that search but for now the search has been
you for waking up with us this tuesday morning, december 25th, i am pam cook. >> i am brian flores, let's take a look at our weather, merry christmas to you rosemary. >> yes, we have splash and dash showers out there and eventually it will be a steady rain and with that rain will come wind as well and maybe hail and lightning. looking at storm tracker 2, wind doppler radars you can see all over southern california is where the steady rain is and a few scattered showers are in and around fairfield right up to air base parkway and if we shift, we have more rain over napa reported earlier this morning and i am tracking scattered showers and i will have a timeline later of what you can expect of what and went coming up, good morning, tara. >>> we have video coming into our newsroom. this is an accident and a sig alert was issued just of a 5:15 this morning. we understand one lane is open now and at least three vehicles are involved and a lot of fuel is being die certificated. -- diverted. you can see headlights are in concord and they are moving along nicely, let's head back to the des
. good morning everybody, it is thursday december 27th, i am brian flores in for dave clark. >> and i am claudine wong in for pam cook, it is nice to have a little bit of a break from that rain. >>> we just have some cloud cover to deal with this morning and we have more that will not interfere with rain showers. we have more up to the north notice there is a chance for a few sprinkles drifting into mendocino county but we have partly cloudy skies and temperatures are warming back up into the mid-50s, here is a look at traffic, good morning tara. >>> we don't know what traffic will be like if a lot of folks have the day off or if they are continuing christmas vacation but so far it looks pretty busy and you can see traffic is flowing well as you make your way towards foster city, and that's about it, 5:01 we will head back to the desk. >>> there has been a police shooting in walnut creek. it happened near an elementary school as well as 580. >> we are here in walnut creek, still a very active investigation. >> reporter: you can see there are police cruisers, a lot of police vehicles and
operations. brian flores is in concord right now with the details about what happened last night. brian? >> reporter: well, dave, the issue of people outdoor marijuana growths has been a contentious one. but the issue may be -- the city may be banning them very soon. >> i will declare you out of cord if you continue. you've had your -- order, if you continue. you've had your time. >> i don't think i have had my time. >> reporter: tensions were high as the council decided to move the issue forward to the city attorney. this ordinance would ban legal marijuana outdoor gross and force them inside. some say the grows should be moved inside. >> by putting in in -- by putting it inside, you are allowing that person to come into your house and threaten that family. if you are sleeping at night, and someone comes in and -- who gets hurt? >> you get worried that someone is gonna come with a gun and that's the worst-case scenario. >> reporter: after hearing both sides, the issue lies with the city's legal department who will draft legislation. that's expected to limit -- to be limited and this wi
was robbed. this happened in a pretty busy shopping time. brian flores is live to tell us where the woman was when she was targeted. >> reporter: good morning. we're live at the sun valley mall. at this hour, concord police are looking for an armed robbery suspect that tried to take items from a woman here in front of the macy's parking lot at the mall. still very limited details. from what we understand, the robbery happened at around 7:30 last night. it's being reported that the woman was just arriving here at the mall when the robber pointed something. it's still not clear whether it was a gun or not, but he pointed it on the back of her head and demanded that she give him all of her money. she didn't have cash. she gave him her driver's license and credit cards. the robber pushed her to the ground and ran off into what is described as an older model light-colored small car. the woman ran into the macy's and called police. still very limited details as we mentioned on the suspect air -- suspect's car and his description. we have calls in to them. shoppers are warned to be very vigilant
dangerously toward his home. >> san francisco city hall addresses the nudity ban. brian floors -- brian flores has more. >> reporter: they are planning to put this to a final vote. as many people, this issue is very controversial. if it's anything like the many, you can plan to see many who showed up in full force to show up like that again. many stripped off their clothes to show their displeasure on this ban. we are expecting this same thing today as supervisors take the final vote. what this ordinance does is prohibits nudity on city streets, plazas, sidewalks and other places. many nudists say that being naked promotes free speech. some people don't like public nudity at all and welcome the ban. >> people walking around with little kids, families, even in the castro there are families. i don't -- if i had children, i wouldn't want them having to look at that. it's not -- it makes me angry. it just makes me angry. >> back out here live, the first fine would be $100, the second offense $200 and then after that, up to $500 and then some jail time. if there are more offenses. this ordinance, i
. >> and i'm brian flores. we are drying out after a very wet weekend. steve paulson will tell us how long it will last. >> three days. there is one more system. it won't hold a candle to what we had over the last three. watch out for fog this morning. a lot of high clouds spilling over. highs they will be really close today. a lot of upper 50s or right about at 60 degrees. here
brian flores. >>> rain is moving in. >> it is a much weaker system. >> yes, cloudy skies, we do have temperatures much warmer than this time yesterday but that's not the case. you can see our satellite
on this wednesday morning december 5th i'm pam cook. >> good morning, i'm brian flores. a little it will of lightering this morning. steve is joining us. >> you hit the nail on the head. very light rain. this is nothing compared to last week. very light rain. most locations say cloudy or drizzle. still you have to deal with morning rain. you can see a little bit of that. taking in toward the san mateo coast. get a good look at that. it is starting to
causing problems all over the bay area. ktvu's brian flores is live near larkspur right there. i can see you're wet. coming down pretty good. >> reporter: yeah, probably about a couple of minutes ago, dave, the rain started pouring pretty good here. yeah, but steve's been talking about it all morning. we're not expecting huge rain amounts from this storm but the ground is saturated from the storms and some commuters and residents are not taking any chances. we talked by a lumber company in mill valley. owners and employees putting sandbags there and keeping them there because of the rain. this store was flooded past sunday. storeowners tell us after this incident over this past weekend with the recent storms that they just didn't want to take any chances. >> worried about tomorrow morning? >> hopefully, it will be not that bad. >> reporter: we did drive by the store early this morning and it looks like the sand bags are working right there right now. the rain is continuing to pour down here and hopefully the sand bags will prevent any flooding here. on a side note as we take a look at --
the anniversary of "occupy our homes." brian flores is live to tell us what is happening right now. >> reporter: good afternoon. this is the one-year anniversary of the movement. what you are seeing behind me is a group of foreclosed or about to be foreclosed homeowners that decided to occupy this bank branch in bayview. [chanting] >> reporter: the group which included members of the naacp started marching around 11:00 and were able to enter their way into the bank going past guards and setting up crime scene around the bank. the group says they are ed fed up about the amount of foreclosures and racist lending in the bayview. some say they just want wells fargo to modify their loans fairly. >> i've witnessed many people first -- i've met many people face to face across san francisco, heard stories of people across the country, i've noticed the specific story of larry folkes who is being evicted from wells fargo from a house that belonged to his family for many decades. >> i've been personally affected by this. not as a homeowner but a renter. in the last two years, the homes that i have been in
and tsunami. >>> good morning, everybody it's friday, december 7th i'm brian flores. >> and i'm pam cook. time now almost 4:30. rosemary orozco is in for steve today. so after the big storm steve decided he needed ha little break. >> he's a little tired. good morning, to you. happy friday. we are in for a dry weekend. modest warming trend under way. we are waking up a lo
. >>> and good morning, it is december 11th, i am brian flores. it is almost 4:30 let's check in with steve. how is the day looking so far? >> i know it is dark. >> we have a little bit of a change here not only inland but
news. >>> good morning, thank you for joining us on this wednesday morning, 12 / 12 / 12. >> i am brian flores, some would say it is a very lucky day. >> there you go, there is
the tides. we are expecting surges as high as nine or ten feet in certain locations. i'm brian flores. >> just to repeat, on our website, ktvu.com you will find a link. you can share your photographs of the king tides, sciencists want to see them. just click on web links. >> it's 7:05, overnight in san francisco, a street sweeper truck struck a bicyclist who is now seriously hurt. it happened around 12:30. police say the bicyclist became trapped beneath the street sweeper. he was rushed to the hospital but his injuries aren't considered life threatening. >>> no traffic delays there the san mateo bridge after an early morning deadly accident. the far left lane of westbound highway 92 was blocked after an suv hit the back of a small sedan. that happened about 3:30. a female passenger in the sedan was killed. the crash is now cleared, authorities are still investigating that situation. again the bridge is clear. >> that's one of the things sal has been focus on. you are watching everything else as well. >> he are and we have been looking and keeping an eye on the bridge. let's go out
it is friday very cold friday morning i should say december 14th i'm brian flores. >> and i'm pam cook. thank you for waking up with us. it's very cold. 1:00, 2:00 in the afternoon yesterday i still felt cold. you called it. >> well, it was cold. >> i should have called you, steve, it's cold. >> yeah. we have a lot of cloud
, i am brian flores. >> they cleared out yesterday afternoon. >>
pam cook. >> and i'm brian flores. i don't like walking through a freezer but it feels like it. >> it's very cold. >> meat locker out there. >> yeah. >> it's cold. until doubt about it. under clear skies and the wind has tailed off for most. almost getting to the longest night of the year. doesn't take much to get into the 20s. santa rosa in there. napa in there. other locations are very, very close. it will be sunny today but it will be a darn cold morning. here is sal. >>> good morning. traffic is moving along pretty well around the bay area. as a matter of fact, we will go to san francisco and take a look at northbound 101 actually we are going to start with westbound 24. first. and then look at 101. 24 westbound looks good between walnut creek and oakland. if you are driving in san francisco here it is. northbound 101 traffic looks good approaching the 80 split. we are coming up on 4:30. let's go back to brian and pam. >>> we do begin with breaking news at a fire. ktvu channel 2 reporter janine de la vega joins us now from the scene. janine de la vega is down there at the s
meal this morning. brian flores is outside glide memorial church. you've been out there since this morning. what's going on? >> reporter: a sea of people, at least a block long. thousands of people in line. some have been here as early as yesterday afternoon to get a free meal. every year, grace memorial church does this children where any give a bag of groceries for those who need it. this year, the church expects to give 5,500 bags of groceries. people have been in line hoping to get chicken, turkey, potatoes, pasta, beans and i many of -- and these items many of us take advantage of every day. many of these people with homeless. >> we see a lot of growing seniors accessing our services. it's doubling and tripling compared to years in the past. if you look at the demographics, the senior population is growing because the baby boomers are getting older and more people are getting on social security and disability as they reach the older years and they are really tight on money. >> reporter: and organizers say because the amount of people expected to arrive, they may have to t
online. >>> good morning, everybody it's friday december 21st i'm brian flores. pam cook has the morning off. the rain, the wind, the cold is on the way here. >> it's al
: brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> some retailers are making a lot of easier for last-minute christmas shoppers to check everything off their list. toys 'r' us began an 88-hour shopping marathon. they plan to keep the stores open around the clock until 10:00 p.m. on christmas evening. >>> macy's remains open around the clock. the retailer is hosting a 48- hour sale that started this morning and will continue at 7:00 a.m. on sunday december 23rd. after that stores will stay open for business the remainder of the day. most plan to keep doors open until midnight. >>> house speaker john boehner said the prospect for a resolution for the so- -- so- called fiscal cliff remains with the democrats. he held a press conference after he was handed a bitter defeat on his plan to avoid the fiscal cliff. boehner called on the president and congress to make more compromises to avoid going over the fiscal cliff. >>> just moments ago a la fayette street reopened after being shut down after be -- being shut down by a sinkhole. the street was reopen on christmas day but opened days ahead
, december 31st new years eve i'm brian flores pam cook has the day off. it's definitely cold out there. let's go to steve paul son. i had to use an old credit card to scrape the windshield. >> wow. make sure it's an old one. it will be a mostly sunny day on the chilly side. upper 40s and low 50s. here is tara. >>> thanks. we did have quite a bit of ice out there. i had to scrape my windshield as well. this is a lack at the east -- this is a look at the east shore freeway. traffic is moving along very nicely there. and on the opposite direction. 101 through san francisco looks really good. traffic on the right heading toward sfo no delays. back to brian. >>> we begin with developing news from san francisco, a short time ago pg&e crews capped a gas like at the scene of an overnight house fire. alex savidge is in san francisco with video of flames shooting from that gas line. alex. >> reporter: i can also tell you two people were sent to the hospital after this early morning hour fire. hou -- house fire. you can hear and see pg&e crews out here. they are working on this natural gas line that r
brian flores. welcome to the ktvu channel 2 morning nows. >> i'm claudine wong in for pam cook. let's start off with a quick look at your weather. steve paulson back with a look at this storm coming our way. little one? >> little one. it's coming down the coast. it will probably hug the coast but increasing clouds right now. rain offshore. highs today in the upper 40s or low 50s. and maybe rain later. here is traffic. >>> we have a look at the east shore freeway where traffic is looking pretty good at this hour. you can see the headlights at westbound as you make your way toward the bay bridge. san francisco 101 this is a look there. you can see traffic on the right hand side toward sfo looking good. let's head back to the desk. >>> we begin with breaking news from oakland. police are investigating three homicides. there are two different scenes. one in oakland. one in west oakland and one in east oakland. ktvu alex savidge is live on walnut street. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning. the sergeant here on scene told me in this case a woman was found stabbed to death early
updated. live in the castro district i'm brian flores. >>> today state lawmakers will honor the east bay boy scout who was denied his eagle award because he is gay. ryan was told days before his 18th birthday he would not be given the eagle scout award despite meeting the requirements. they need to be younger than 18 to receive the highest award. today the assembly will honor andreson for speaking out. before that state lawmakers will take the oath of office. that allows them to raise taxes with little concern over a republican opposition. leaders say they will avoid doing that consider the voters just passed proposition 30. republicans and governor brown say they will be watching democrats. >>> let's get you moving. tara you're watching the toll plaza. >> that is right. we have the typical backup you would see at this hour. no major delays. the cab looks breath good -- looks pretty good. let's take a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. you can see what i'm talking about here. you will probably need an extra 15 minutes to get into san francisco this morning. those metering lights are
channel 2 morning news continues. >>> good morning, everybody it's friday december 28th i'm brian flores. >> and i'm claudine wong. both dave and pam have the day off. let's get a quick look at your weather and traffic. steve people are saying i'll take a little weather a little cold right now. clear it up for me new years eve. >> for you claudine. of course. [ laughter ] we do have a lot of cloud cover coming in. i think we'll get a little rain out of this. in a dry year i would say probably not. but this has been a wet year you can see it's getting very, very close. upper 40s and low 50s. here is tara. >>> this is a live look at the east shore freeway. you can see traffic moving along nicely in both directions. at the subpoena senator mccain bridge -- and at the san mateo bridge same story. let's head back to the desk. >>> we begin this morning with developing news that we've been following since 4:30. oakland police are investigating three homicides that happened within 90 minutes of each other. alex savidge is live in oakland a man has been taken into custody in connection with this
of the annual donate-a- thon. ktvu brian flores joins us from the san francisco mission street location. doors will open up in a little less than an hour. >> reporter: yes. if you have old clothes old belongs why not get rid of them before the end of the year and donate them to good will. for a very good cause obviously. talk a little bit more of what is going on here today. let's bring in debra. she is with good will. good morning, to you. >> good morning. >> reporter: talk to us about what is going on today. this is the biggest donation day for good will. throughout the year? >> it is that is correct. this is our biggest day of the year. we get hundreds and hundreds of folks down here. and this year we decided to do something a little different. and called a celebration. and thank our donaries for -- donors for all they do here. >> reporter: the event is called a donate-a-thon. what can people bring? can they bring anything? >> yeah. we'll take furniture, toys, clothing. this is the time of year people really like to clean out their closets and start the new year fresh. >> reporter: and you
, everybody i'm brian flores. it's friday december 28th. >> and i'm claudine wong. steve, you medical examinerred the cold. you mentioned the rain. who needs to bring that umbrella today? >> anybody in the north or along the coast. how is that? >> that is good. [ laughter ] >> we have a system coming in. it's a weak system. still every system that is coming in has been producing some kind of rain. it's a much weaker system. a lot of cloud cover in advance of that. it will be cloudy and cold today for some. here is tara. >>> thanks, steve. this is a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. and 280 in san jose traffic looking good near ray street. let's head back to the desk. >>> we begin with breaking news and a violent couple hours in oakland. three people were killed in two separate incidents. a double shooting and a stabbing. alex savidge is live on walnut street where a woman was killed a few hours ago. >> this is still an active crime scene for oakland police. what they found here this morning was a woman that was stabbed to death. it's all playing out. the crime scene located inside th
lane is closed because of the rescue. brian flores has more. brian? >> reporter: emergency crews finished up a few minutes ago. both lanes of highway 35 are reopen. besigned me is the general area where this car went off the cliff here. lights just started showing up here. but still very dark out here, as you can see. emergency crews and the california highway patrol, they were hoping to get the car that drove off the cliff. the car drove off the cliff 100 to 200 feet here. we saw the person who may be the driven. he was given a breathalyzer test as we arrived. the chp says it is still being investigated whether speed or alcohol was in the crash. the passenger has moderate to major injuries according to the chp and was taken to a local hospital. >> it has major damage to it. obviously, going down the embankment, it didn't hit much debris but on the way down it did sustain damage to the front, left front fender as well as undercarriage damage. >> reporter: and again, no other injuries to report. no other vehicles were involved. but this morning, a tow company has been called in to
the newpark wall in newark. ktvu's brian flores is there, too. what are they so eager to buy, brian? >> reporter: well, dave, you know what, first off, when you go out there shopping today, you need to be patient especially when it comes to hot- ticket items. and here at the newpark, the hot ticket item was the jordan shoes and that just spilled over to tension seen this morning. now, chopper 2 was over the scene when it happened. there was a confrontation among those waiting in line for the shoes. from what we understand, a particular shoe store called sheik was to hand out raffle tickets. the policy was first come/first served but when someone came out to hand out those tickets, a huge crowd yam bushed that person and that's how the you are cause started -- how the ruck cause started. there were -- ruckus started. there were police surrounding the area. they are letting some people in the shoe store right now, from what we understand. >> i just came to get the shoes for my girlfriend. but now -- can't do it now. jordans everybody would do anything for some jordans but back in the
. in fact, the company expects to process 200 packages every second. ktvu's brian flores is out at a facility in san francisco now. how busy is it out there, brian? >> reporter: well, dave, i mean you hit it on the head. 200 packages per second. 19million packages that will be sent from thanksgiving all the way through the las holidays. go ahead and take a look for yourselves. things are definitely busy here at one of the fed-ex facilities here. and to talk more about how busy it is, let's bring in the operations manager. i mean, talk to us about how busy it is out here. it's really busy? >> yes. everything has been busy. we haven't seen a slowdown. things have been good. all of the employees are here. its all hands ondeck. we have had 110 to 120 employees here this morning. and then later on we'll have 200 employees here to get the packages out in the afternoon. >> reporter: why are you expecting the biggest shipping day today? >> we see an increase in online shop -- we've seen an increase in online, things bought over the internet. things have increased area thanksgiving. we j
a house in richmond. ktvu's brian flores is at the scene along jer raw lin road -- ger raw -- jeralyn road. what happened, brian? >> reporter: we are and out the 63 -- we're on the 6300 block of jeralyn. there is a lot of damage to the back of the house. we just finished talking with the homeowner a few minutes ago. he's lived in the home for 17 years by himself. he says he was sound asleep at midnight. he woke up to his home completely blanketed and choking. he said it was so intense, he barely made it out alive. he said he believes the fire started in the kitchen but unsure how. he was treated for smoke inhalation but he's back home arresting -- resting. here's what he said. >> i'm so thankful that i'm alive. >> the center of the investigation, we'll -- we're having more witnesses and we'll investigations and we'll find out the cause of the fire. >> reporter: he ran to a nearby denny's to call for help, the homeowner said. he arrived back at 6:00 this morning still shaken up. the homeowner said there's significant damage. he said it could have been much worse. we're live in richmond, nin
outside of a few south bay bakery. brian flores joins us from sunnyvale to let us know what all of the excitement is about. >> reporter: the excisement, right here. this is the reason why people are in line this morning. about 80 people so far are lined up here in sunnyvale. they are waiting for a free love of bread today. one love of bread for the rest of the year. this line continues to grow. so far there are about 0 people again. this is the latest location for the bakery in the south bay. the other locations are at valley fair mall and they are opening up one in cupertino. many of the people in line say they love to get their sourdough. this location here in the south bay makes it worth it. we spoke with the master baker and he explains the process of making sourdough. we spoke to the couple who drove down from sacramento yesterday afternoon. >> it took me three days. three days to make one loaf of bread. the process is simple but it is long because this is very slow from the process. only simple four ingredient, flour, water, salt and a piece of the mother dough that actual
in the upcoming term. california's proposition 8 is not on that list. ktvu's brian flores is in san francisco to tell us what that means for same-sex marriage here in california. >> reporter: hi, dave, good morning. it appears for now that opponents of proposition 8 will have to wait until the end of the week for any decision on this from the u.s. supreme court. we were waiting to hear some decision. but it appears the supreme court will at least delay it until about friday, though. the key was whether the prop was gonna be on their cases. now, if that happens, that means the decision won't come until june. this postpones any decision until later this week. come friday morning, we'll be at this to see if the supreme court agrees with the lower court on whether gay marriage is unconstitutional or if they will keep prop 8 as voted on back in 2008. a lot of reac-- a lot of reaction from the castro district. we'll stay on this. back to you. >> thank you. now, our washington, d.c. newsroom is also following this. coming up at 7:15, we'll have more analysis of what this morning's developments could
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